Kids

A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program with kid astronautA UNIVERSE OF STORIES - SUMMER READING PROGRAM HAS STARTED!  Be rewarded for enjoying books and improving your reading skills during the 2019 Summer READING Program May 29 thru July 29. We have a program for all ages, birth through adult.  Stop in to register today. It only takes a few minutes.

 

SPECIAL SUMMER READING PROGRAM EVENTS:

STORYTIME FOR 2-4 YRS. (SPECIAL WEDNESDAY MORNINGS) 
Storytime for children ages 2 – 4 years and parent.  Join us Wednesday, June 12, June 19, July 10 & July 17 from 11 - 11:30 am to listen to stories, sing songs, and have fun.  No registration required.
 
DROP IN STORYTIMES
Aimed at 3 yrs. - 6 yrs. but all ages accepted.  Drop in Monday evenings 6:15 - 6:35 pm or Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 10:20 am.  Join us in the children’s room for a few stories, fingerplays, and laughs.  Questions – please ask Miss Kathy 513-897-4826.
 
WONDERFUL AND WACKY WEDNESDAYS
Each Wednesday we have an exciting new program.
**Please attend the program based on the grade level your child will be entering in the fall:
 
Wednesday, June 19
11:00 - 11:30 am - Cincinnati Observatory - Comets & Meteors.  We will learn about their structure, parts, and orbits.  Ages 5 yrs. - entering 1st grade.
1:00 - 1:30 pm - Cincinnati Observatory - Comets & Meteors.  We will learn about their structure, parts, and orbits. Entering 2nd – entering 5th grade.
 
Wednesday, June 26
9:00 am – 8:00 pm.  Drop in and Search for the Planets.   Ages 2 yrs. – entering 5th grade.

TREASURE CHEST
Come to the Wonderful Wednesdays at the library and get your chance to win the secret treasure hidden in the Treasure Chest.  Value of Treasure is over $200.00!  One chance per child per Wednesday.
  
SPECIAL FAMILY PROGRAMS
Bring the family for a fun filled evening at the library:

COMMUNITY FUN 

Saturday, June 29
11:00 am - Independence Day Parade - Main Street.
Dusk - Fireworks - Bicentennial Park.
 
FAMILY READING PROGRAM
Join the program, then you will receive a Family Record Sheet and rules when you register.  This summer we challenge the entire family to get moving and read together.  Sign up and find out how your family can win a fun prize everyone can enjoy!
PRESCHOOLERS THROUGH 5th GRADERS . . .

“Reading Rocks” at The Mary L. Cook Public Library. During the month of May, if your child checks out 5 books we will give them a chance to win a rockin' great prize!

 

 

BOOK BUDDIES - returning this summer! : This free enrichment program has been created to help young children (entering grades 1-3) to enhance their reading skills.  The Book Buddies will meet for 30-minute sessions on Monday evenings: June 3, June 10, June 17, and June 24.  All sessions will begin at 6:45 pm and will last 30 minutes.  Email Kathy Daniels for an application. danielka@marylcook.com.

READING PROGRAMS:

DROP-IN STORYTIMES : Aimed at 3 yrs. - 6 yrs., but all ages accepted. Drop in Monday evenings 6:15 - 6:35 pm, or drop in Tuesday mornings 10:00 - 10:20 am. Join us in the children’s room for a few stories, fingerplays, and laughs.  Questions – please ask Miss Kathy or Miss Sheila @ 513-897-4826.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten : In August 2014, The Mary L. Cook Public Library launched a new literacy program, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.  We have 25 readers who have completed the goal of 1000 books! If you read your child one book a day, she/he will reach 1,000 books in under three years.  Though the goal of this program is to improve literacy skills, but even more, it’s about time spent together reading. Stop in today and ask us how to register your child for this program.

      READING PROGRAMS RETURNING IN THE FALL. LOOK FOR REGISTRATION INFO IN AUGUST:

Storytime Superstars: Come to storytime at the Mary L. Cook Public Library and get a stamp!  When you have 10 stamps on your Storytime Superstar card, you will earn a free book!  We will keep your Storytime Superstar card here at the library.

PRESCHOOL STORYTIMES: For 3 - 5 year olds including kindergartners, Thursdays 10:30 - 11:15 am Or Thursdays 6:45 - 7:30 pm.  Registration requested and will begin at the end of August. We play games, sing songs, hear stories, and share laughs.  Special Storytimes include Halloween Parties, Easter Egg Hunt, and more.  Watch for details.

BABY BOOKWORMS : Baby Storytime for children from birth to 24 months and their parent or caregiver.  Wednesdays 10:30 –11:00 am.  Enjoy great books for babies, learn fun songs and rhymes, and meet other families in your neighborhood. Parents/caregivers are expected to stay with children during all sessions. *Our last session will be Apr. 24.  We will resume these sessions in the fall.

Chapters Book Club is a book club for those in grades 1 and 2.  This group will read one short chapter book a month, then we meet to discuss the book, the author, and do activities associated with the book. *Look for the start up of this book club in September. Registration will be required.

Calling all bookworms (grades 3 – 5) to join The Rapid Readers & wRiters. Please join us as we discuss books, play games, try out a bit of creative writing, and enjoy a light snack. For more information, contact Miss Kathy @ 513-897-4826. *This group will be return in September.

Look Who’s Reading Book Club (grade K).The group will engage in a variety of fun learning activities featuring phonics, the writing of letters and words, and many other skills that promote a strong literacy foundation. Registration is required.  *This group will return in September.

***SEE WHAT'S AVAILABLE FOR CHILDREN AT THE OHIO DIGITAL LIBRARY - https://ohdbks.overdrive.com/library/kids